Everything You Need to Know
Important Camp Information
Important Dates for Summer 2022
- March 1 - Weeks may be dropped or changed, subject to availability and as long as two week minimum is maintained.
- March 30 - Half of the balance is due or a payment plan must be in place by March 30.
- May 1 - Full payment is due or a payment plan must be in place and no refunds will be issued. You cannot drop weeks after this date. All forms and lunch orders are due.
- June 27 - First day of camp
- Arts Festivals: July 20-22 and August 17-19
- Upper Camp Performances: July 21 and August 18, 6pm
Camp Forms Due May 1
We are pleased to offer our secure online forms portal. All information will be saved in a secure location from year to year. Forms are due May 1 or within 7 days of registration.
Lunch Forms Due May 1
2022 Menus and Order Forms:
To Bring to Camp
- Water bottle (labeled)
- Masks (just in case)
- Bathing suit, towel, swim cap (first days only)
- Lunch (dairy/parve, fish or vegetarian) or pre-order lunch through our kosher caterer
- Sunscreen & bug spray
Please label all clothing, water bottles, bathing suits and towels with the first and last name of your camper. This helps us return any lost articles back to you.
Please check the weather forecast to make sure your child is prepared with the proper clothing each day. Secure footgear (like sneakers) is recommended, as sandals or flip-flops are not suitable for the camp day.
Order labels for your camp clothes, towels, and water bottles. Click here and use code "KALEIDOSCOPE" at checkout to receive a 10% discount. In addition, 15% of your purchase will go to the camp scholarship fund.
Lost and Found
Please label ALL items
- Please do NOT send any item of value (either sentimental or monetary).
- All electronics, including handheld items and cell phones, are not permitted at camp.
- All campers receive ice pops in the afternoon.
- All food supplied by the camp is Kosher and nut-free.
- Campers are welcome to bring a peanut-free snack from home if they wish.
Safety at Camp
Camp is staffed by a registered nurse (RN) and a physician on call. In case of an emergency, the local hospital is less than five miles away from JCC Greater Boston.
Camp Kaleidoscope is in compliance with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health policies and is inspected and licensed by the City of Newton Department of Public Health. As part of that relationship, we have been asked to share commonly asked questions about Meningococcal Disease.
Parents can request copies of background checks, health care, and discipline policies, as well as procedures for filing grievances.
- Children are outdoors for many activities during the camp day and should arrive with sunscreen already applied.
- Staff will make time for children to reapply sunscreen throughout the camp day.
- Hydration is very important. Please send a labeled water bottle every day. Staff will encourage children to refill bottles as needed.